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Cause Of Buffalo Hump

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Causes of "Buffalo hump"?

First I want to thank you all for the time and effort you put in towards tempering the lives of those of us with HIV. My question is, which component(s) of the medicinal arsenal used to fight HIV contribute to the "buffalo hump" syndrome, and is it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Buffalo humps are fat deposits located behind the neck. They were reported to have occurred even prior to the use of potent antiretroviral Read more »

Causes of Buffalo hump

Hi Dr.I'm have been poz since 1999 and very healthy. Currently I'm taking Viread,Epivir, and... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...(sunken cheeks). This may be the most common feature of lipo. Fat deposits can show up in the stomach, the back of the neck (a "buffalo hump"), the breasts (in both men and women) or other areas. Metabolic changes can include increases in... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Next Generation of Human Growth Hormone

...Pennsylvania. Her clinical practice and research focuses on conditions related to HIV, hepatitis C, and obesity. As for the cause of buffalo hump, she said the jury is still out. "We thought it was the protease inhibitors, but I don't think it's... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Conference Highlights

...With Diarrhea On the Lookout for Kidney Problems With Viread Risks of Viramune Take ALL of Your Meds Risk Factors for Buffalo Hump New Drugs and Therapies Effective Once-Daily HIV Regimen The once-daily regimen of Emtriva,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy:... Read more »
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buffalo hump

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...has anyone experienced a "buffalo hump"? my doctor says that not enough information is known about the cause or treatment of it. i have consulted with a plastic surgeon Read more »

Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies
Hi, I have been successly treated with Trizivir for four years (since becoming HIV+). All was well until a few weeks ago I noticed the dreaded hump starting to appear behind my neck. I would like to hear experiences from anyone going through this... Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »

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Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...event took place on 2 November 09, and I know because he used to be thin, now he has lypodystrophy, nine month pregnant belly, buffalo hump on back, plus he used to be an idu. Lets say I am 99.9 sure his is pos. Also he is avoiding my... Read more »